No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Stitching up a small laceration

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I was driving with my wife, just doing our errands for the week. I noticed a stoppage of traffic in front of us. As we got closer I notice one person pushing a disabled SUV. I made my way around and stopped my truck in a turn lane and ran out to offer assistance. By the time I got there, another guy was showing up and the three of us were now pushing this car on its way to a parking lot. We had to stop once, as the original person pushing (an older man in his late 60s), said he can’t push any further. The two of us still pushing, stopped the car, as we thought that the older man was a passenger in the disabled auto we were pushing. Nope, we were wrong, lol.

We start pushing again, and we pushed another good 50 yards again until we are joined by another person, who must have thought this was a race as he started pushing at a faster rate than what we were pushing before. We suddenly got to a decent speed that I couldn’t keep up with. I started to notice that I was really struggling. Now keep in mind, I have four autoimmune disorders (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Costochondritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome) and a minor cardiac condition (Premature ventricular contractions (PVC)), but I shouldn’t have a problem normally doing something like this.

I start to stumble as I can feel my legs turn to jello and I have no control over them, nor my arms (as I learn in a second). I start to fall face-first. I smack the ground with a thud. I lay on the ground for a brief second and then get back to my feet I stumble back to my truck, holding my hands in tight fists and I thought that I was bleeding from both hands. I get back to the truck and my wife asks me if I’m okay, and I tell her no and open my hands, the right hand is bloody and the left has an abrasion on it, but no blood. I look up in the rearview mirror as my chin is hurting, and sure enough, it is bleeding.

I ended up with two stitches on the underside of my chin, abrasions on my left knee and the palms of both hands, plus a very bruised ego.

And no, the picture is not of me, that is actually a stock photo of a dog being spayed, lol.

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